Monday, August 26, 2013

Graffiti Hat









Graffiti Hat is a really fun hat to make and to wear.

I was on a mission to create a design that is very unique, unisex and is suitable for all age groups, a design that will also allow me to use my multitude of left over yarns.  I love cables in my knits, and always look for different ways to incorporate cables into my designs in a creative, fun, and whimsical way.

This design made me think of a graffiti style artwork, it is like a blank canvas where you can get creative with colors, pair up the most outrageous combinations for a very stunning effect, let the colors scream and shout, thus creating your own knitting “graffiti”.

The hat is made beanie style and is completely seamless. It is worked from the brim up, where stitches are slipped and cabled along the way.

This design is a great way to start colorwork and to practice some basic cables.

Have fun and enjoy your colors!

Sizes
Size
Head Circumference
Total Yarn Required
cm
inches
m
yds
Small
46-51
18-20
100
110
Medium
48-54
19-21
110
120
Large
53-58.5
21-23
137
150

Gauge
19 sts and 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm/4x4 inches on 4.5 mm/US #7 needles in reverse stockinette      stitch in the round or size to obtain gauge.

Suggested Yarn
·         Sweet Aran by Colour Adventures (100% merino; 183 m/200 yds in 115 g/4.06 oz)
·         Note: you will need approximately equal amounts of each color, MC being about 15-25 yards more. The yarn requirements given are the total yarn required.
Notions
4.5 mm/US #7 circular needles (40 cm/16”)
4.5 mm/US #7 DPNs or circular needles (30, 40 cm/12, 16”)
3.5 mm/US #5 DPNs or circular needles (40 cm/16")
3 stitch markers (BOR and 2 markers A for cable area)
Cable needle

Graffiti Hat
$6




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